Cancer is a broad term that includes damage to the immune system, development of tumours and other fatal impairments. In the tropics, 40% of the worlds population suffer from advanced and incurable stage of many types of cancers. Further improvements are needed to overcome significant deficiencies in the great advancements made pertaining to treatment, prevention and control of cancer progression. […]
Numerous tropical diseases collectively affect health of millions worldwide every year. Tropical diseases are spread by unsanitary conditions and contaminated water or food sources in tropical and subtropical regions. Increasingincidenceof tropical diseases is a result of large scalehuman migration, population growth, deterioration inpublic healthinfrastructure and rise in tourism. Global focus is now on funding and increasing preventive measures, access to […]
Tropical medicineand hygiene encompasses and emphasizes on laboratory science; clinical care; international field studies; country-wide programs for disease control, sanitation or hygiene and the application of technology in the fields of international medicine, non communicable and infectious diseases, immunology, virology, epidemiology, basic and molecular biology, etc.
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) undermine the resilience of communities, affect poverty ridden population and have devastating impacts on socio economic development.Proper funding, global awareness and positive political influence are necessary to control and eliminate most of these diseases. NTDs in Botswana Neglected tropical diseases are caused by wide range of different bacteria, parasites and viruses that thrive in tropical and […]
Tropical Medicine and International Health is a multidisciplinary field that includes infectious and non-infectious diseases; clinical diseases and medicine of the tropics; parasitological and epidemiological understanding; tropical medical microbiology and entomology; tropical public health and community medicine; international health policy and health economics.
Environment has a direct impact on the diseases prevalent in a particular region. Public health professionals refer to tropical diseases as the list of diseases found in tropical countries. These include malaria, HIV, dengue, schistosomiasis, trypanosomiasis, cholera, leprosy, leishmaniasis and others. These diseases may be contagious or spread by vectors and mostly affect the economically backward class.
Focus on global distribution, international travel, environmental factors, international relations, global health and human rights are increasing worldwide. Tropical Medicine and International Health is a multidisciplinary field including infectious and non-infectious diseases, epidemiology, parasitology, tropical medical microbiology; medical entomology, clinical diseases and medicine of the tropics, tropical public health, community medicine, travellers medicine and international health. In the present era, […]
HIV infection HIV prevalence is increasing worldwide resulting in global pandemic. This disease is a major problem due to extraordinarily high mutation rate of the virus and resistance to existing drugs. The key to understanding HIV depends on better understanding of the virus, various components of the immune system and the complex signalling pathway. HIV is leading cause of death […]
Travellers’ Health / Travellers Medicine Travel is a passion and it knows no barriers even at the cost of safety. A large number of individuals travel to distant and developing countries to imbibe and explore their culture, delicacies and unravel their mysteries of untouched locations. A large number of travelers fail to seek premedical travel advice and vaccinations. This at […]
What is tropical medicine? People living in tropical regions tend to have poor physical and economic resources which results in poverty. Poverty and poor infrastructure in turn leads to many infections that are specific to tropical regions. Tropical medicine or international medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the health issues that occur uniquely in tropics and subtropics. […]